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For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

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Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

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Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages

 

 

Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

 

 

Oregon Coast Beach Warnings Lifted After 24 Hours

 

Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.

08/24/08

Secrets of the Season

Oregon Coast Beach Warnings Lifted After 24 Hours

Nye Beach Turnaround

(Oregon Coast) - The coast is clear again. After only a day of health advisories for three beaches along the Oregon coast, state officials have removed the warnings. But some looming problems remain for one coastal town’s beaches.

Sunset Bay State Park Beach on the southern coast, the D River Wayside in Lincoln City, and Nye Beach in Newport were all hit with warnings to stay out of the water this week. They were all lifted by Thursday.

The health advisory for contact with marine water at Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon, was lifted Friday by the Oregon Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The advisory was issued Thursday after a recent overflow of treated sewage.

Underneath these rocks in Nye Beach, nicknamed "the jetty," there is another drainage pipe that discharges wastewater from a mill further inland, but this one lets loose its load a ways out in the ocean.

Terry Obteshka, owner of Grand Victorian B&B in Nye Beach, said the recurring problem of sewage has been coming out of the big pipe underneath the Turnaround at Nye Beach. It's the outflow of Nye Creek, where some of the town's storm drain system is diverted into. But something else was making its way into the storm drain system.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources, including storm water runoff. Subsequent monitoring of this area showed the waters did not pose a higher-than-normal risk.

State officials encourage recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

The riverbed for the D River in Lincoln City in a nearly non-existent phase that it goes through on occasional low tides.

Health advisories for contact with marine water at D River State Park Beach in Lincoln County and at Sunset Bay State Park Beach in Coos County were also lifted Thursday.

The advisories were issued Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, after water samples at D River State Park Beach and Sunset Bay State Park Beach showed higher-than-normal levels of enterococcus, a type of fecal bacteria, in the marine water. Subsequent testing showed the contamination had subsided and the waters did not pose a higher-than-normal risk associated with water-contact activities.

Nye Beach

Since 2003 state officials have used a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. State agencies participating in this program are the Oregon Department of Human Services State Public Health Division, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. More detailed test results are available at www.healthoregon.org/beach.

Nye Beach and Agate Beach have popped up numerous times in the last year or two in these warnings from the state, and Obteshka and a large chunk of Newport residents have become increasingly concerned. One problem is that people in general ignore these warnings, or they don’t notice them, even though they are posted prominently at the beach accesses at the Turnaround or at Agate Beach.

Newport's Agate Beach is a hotbed of surfing activity

"It’s kind of scary," Obteshka said. "Because you’ll see babies in diapers playing around the water. It turns out these fecal bacteria live longer in the sand than they do in the water. And that’s scary, considering so many kids are in the water, because they don’t know any better. And of course what’s the first thing they do? They make sandcastles."

Obteshka and others have hounded the city about the problem over the last year, and recently it was discovered some newer homes further inland were not attached properly to the city’s sewer system. Obteshka said somehow the waste was making its way into the storm drain system rather than the usual routes, and then spilling out onto the beach via Nye Creek.

“Some sewer lines are also leaking,” Obteshka said. “While most of the coast is way down on these bacterial warnings, Nye Beach and Agate Beach were way up. Something was wrong.”

The D River area of Lincoln City

Those numbers have improved, and the red flags are starting to go down for the Newport area once officials discovered some of the problem homes and the leaking spots. Obteshka said they’ve been using smoke to detect the holes in the system, and have encountered some interesting breaks.

“They found some breaks in the sewage lines up the skate park,” Obteshka said. “Smoke was coming out of the ground up there.” The skate park is located at the northern end of Nye Beach, about 200 feet from the cliffs overlooking the sand.

One catch here is that state officials don’t always know if the fecal bacteria they’re finding is from humans or simply runoff from streams inland where animals are doing their business. Even seabirds can cause a sudden uptick in certain bacteria. There are DNA tests that can be done on these samples to determine if it’s animal or human, but these are costly and can’t be done quickly. Also, Obteshka said there’s no point in doing these for Nye Beach until the known problems are resolved.

The Jump-Off Joe rock structure of Nye Beach

He said there have been too many instances of fecal bacteria on Newport beaches to not be from a human source, although many of these warnings around the coast come from natural sources.

“These samplings are just a moment in time,” Obteshka said. “It takes about 24 hours to get results back, and things could’ve gotten better in that time, or they could’ve gotten worse.”

The other catch is there haven’t been any reports of beachgoers getting sick on the coast – although the Columbia River is dealing with a possible illness in the Gorge area. As Obteshka noted, the warning are largely ignored or unseen by those playing in the surf.

“The EPA has adopted these standards for testing, although it doesn’t mean there are pathogens carried by these bacteria,” Obteshka said. “But it could be in there. There is a higher risk of exposure to something, to maybe getting sick.”

Obteshka said some hoteliers and other business people are telling their customers about the warnings.

In the end, nobody is suggesting stay away from the ocean in general. Keep your eye on the signs posted at each beach access. If there are warnings there, then perhaps play in the surf a mile down the road.

Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each


Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


Arch Cape Property Services. Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.


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